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CDC Links 13 Deaths To Toxic Paint-Stripping Chemical
2012-02-25 06:35:59

Federal health officials issued a warning Friday against the use of a common paint-stripping chemical for the purpose of refinishing bathtubs after studies linked it to 13 deaths during the past 11 years. The deaths, which took place in 10 states from 2000 through 2011, each occurred in a residential bathroom that was lacking adequate ventilation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) weekly report. The deaths were linked to 10 different products containing...


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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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